Thursday, 22 June 2017

Lots of Love

Good Morning,

Today I would like to share another of the samples I made for Leonie's TV shows last week.

I started with an A5 card base and worked out my sizes from there. I cut a piece of black card and arranged the heart dies to create a series of apertures and I kept the 3 die cut hearts to use later.

I ran each of the die cut hearts through my cutting machine with an embossing mat instead of the cutting plate having first overlaid each piece with the Bark Texture die. 

Using a sentiment stamp from the Hey There Dreamer set and a swirl from the GimmeTexture set I have stamped with Versamark ink on the black card and then carefully sprinkled with lines of gold and silver embossing powder, shaken off the excess then heated.

The next bit doesn't show up very well in the photo but I have mat and layered the black aperture piece on to a copper coloured mirri card to fit the A5 card base leaving a narrow border and then I have inset the die cut hearts using foam pads so that they are slightly raised. 

The texture on the hearts has been emphasised by adding some Pebeo gold and silver gilding wax and the finishing touch was a small die cut heart at the end of the swirl and if you look really closely - you may need to enlarge the picture for this, I have added a couple of tiny beads at each end of the swirl.

I hope you like this one and if you can spare a moment I would be very pleased if you will leave a comment so that I know I'm not alone!

Thank you for visiting me today,

Bye for now
x Anne


  1. I love this card Anne. It really is dramatic. I've never used dies for embossing before. Thanks for sharing a great technique. Barbxx

  2. This is beautiful Anne, such a fabulous design - very elegant.
    Pauline -
    Crafting with Cotnob

  3. love how you have made this card - adding texture as well as colour to the die cuts really makes them shine.